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News and Views June 8, 2007    Volume 7, Number 23

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WESTERN LEG OF EAA B-17 TOUR WINDS DOWN
EAA's 2007 B-17 "Keep It Flying" national tour

EAA's "Keep it Flying" B-17 tour visits Ogden, Utah, this weekend (June 8-10) for a tour stop hosted by EAA Chapter 23. Aluminum Overcast will travel to Denver's Centennial Airport (hosted by Wings Over the Rockies Museum) June 13-18 and then undergo its scheduled maintenance work before resuming the tour with a series of pre-AirVenture tour stops in the Midwest. The airplane will also fly "missions" during the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, July 23-29. (Visit the AirVenture website for more information.)

For the complete tour schedule, including online reservations for flight missions, visit www.B17.org, or e-mail b17reservations@eaa.org for more information.

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Question of the Week
I'm getting close to finishing a Bearhawk. I have an A&P
and was not going to apply for a repairman certificate. Do you know of any reason why I should apply for a repairman certificate since as an A&P I can do the condition inspection each year, make repairs as
necessary, and sign the log books?

Answer:
We recommend that you go ahead and get the repairman certificate for the aircraft even though you hold an A&P mechanic certificate. The reason is this; Unlike your A&P certificate, there is no currency or recency of experience requirement for a repairman certificate. So if you ever choose to no longer keep your A&P certificate current (see FAR 65.83 for the recent experience requirements) you will still be authorized to perform the condition inspection of your amateur-built aircraft.

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One of the most popular, longstanding air show attractions is the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, which fly North American T-6 Texan advanced trainers. When these powerful airplanes are in the air, there's no mistaking the sound of four 600 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines growling in unison. EAA volunteer photographer Dennis Biela took this image from EAA AirVenture 2006.

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SATURDAY IS EAA'S ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL YOUNG EAGLES DAY
International Young Eagles DayEAA volunteers around the world will continue an aviation tradition this Saturday, June 9, as they give flights to young aviation enthusiasts on the 14th annual International Young Eagles Day. The annual event brings together kids and pilots as part of the EAA Young Eagles program, which with more than 1.3 million kids flown is the largest youth aviation education program ever created.
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AirVenture News & Views

45 Days Until EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007!
  
CLASSIC AVIATION MOVIES ANNOUNCED FOR EAA FLY-IN THEATER
LASSIC AVIATION MOVIES ANNOUNCED FOR EAA FLY-IN THEATERSome of the greatest aviation films of the past 80 years will be part of the Fly-In Theater at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, presented by Ford Motor Company and Eclipse Aviation. The movies shown at the Fly-In Theater July 22-28 will include dramas, blockbusters and classic early films.
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EAA CONCERT BAND BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE
EAA AirVenture's first-ever concert band announced in May is beginning to take shape, says band director Elton L. Eisele. They will perform on Wednesday, July 25, to open that evening's program at Theater in the Woods. "The music folders are almost finished and I'm going to send them out next week," he said, adding that he's still looking for woodwind and French horn players. Eisele also revealed this week that EAA member Bob Diven, who is a homebuilder and a composer, recently wrote, "The Experimental Aviators March" for the EAA band.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR AIRVENTURE CUP RACE
New Sportsman Class available for smaller homebuilts
AirVenture Cup RaceThose wanting to participate in the 10th annual AirVenture Cup Race now have until June 15 to enter as the application deadline for entries has been extended. The extension will allow several latecomers some needed extra time to get their paperwork in, said Eric Whyte, race chairman. Currently there are 37 aircraft registered for the July 22 Dayton-to-Oshkosh air race.
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YOUTH FLIGHT EDUCATION PROGRAM EXPANDED AT KIDVENTURE
YOUTH FLIGHT EDUCATION PROGRAM EXPANDED AT KIDVENTUREAt last year's "My First Logbook" program at KidVenture, dozens of kids received real flight training experiences from NAFI certificated flight instructors. Building on the success of that program, the National Association of Flight Instructors, Aviation Supplies and Academics (ASA), the FAA Aviation Education Program, and the NASA Ames Research Center will conduct the expanded Young Eagles Flight Education Experience at KidVenture during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007.
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JULY 22 'PRE-GAME SHOW' KICKS OFF EVENING PROGRAMS
The traditional Theater in the Woods "Pre-Game Show," presented by the Aviation Speakers Bureau on Sunday, July 22, is a great way to get some of the early excitement leading into EAA AirVenture's opening on July 23.
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INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS & SUPPORT JOINS ECLIPSE, FORD
AS BEACH BOYS CONCERT SPONSOR

NNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS & SUPPORT JOINS ECLIPSE, FORDInnovative Solutions & Support, Inc., an international avionics supplier based in Exton, Pa., has joined Eclipse Aviation and Ford Motor Company as sponsors of the Monday, July 23, Beach Boys concert at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

The Beach Boys return to Oshkosh as a highlight of opening-day festivities at EAA AirVenture. The concert on AeroShell Square begins at 5:30 p.m., right after the conclusion of that day's air show. The concert is free to all AirVenture attendees that day.
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TEXAS FLY-IN KICKS OFF EAA REGIONAL FLY-IN SEASON
TEXAS FLY-IN KICKS OFF EAA REGIONAL FLY-IN SEASONThe 43rd annual EAA Texas Fly In (Southwest EAA Regional Fly-In) concluded over the weekend at Hondo Municipal Airport and even though a weather system stretching from New Mexico to Arkansas prevented many to the north from attending, organizers called it another successful gathering.
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN EAA REGIONAL FLY-IN READIES FOR JUNE 22-24
ROCKY MOUNTAIN EAA REGIONAL FLY-IN READIES FOR JUNE 22-24Organizers at the Rocky Mountain EAA Regional Fly-In are eagerly anticipating their 2007 event, which arrives June 22-24 at the Front Range Airport in Watkins, Colorado. "We've got three days this year for the first time, and they are three distinctly different days," said Jim Cimiluca, RMRFI director.
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MIKE MELVILL TO ATTEND, SPEAK AT GOLDEN WEST FLY-IN
MIKE MELVILL TO ATTEND, SPEAK AT GOLDEN WEST FLY-INMike Melvill, the world's first commercial astronaut, will attend The Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In June29-July 1 at Yuba County Airport, Marysville, California. Melvill, who made the first of two qualifying suborbital space flights to qualify for the $10 million Ansari X-Prize on September 29, 2004, will be the keynote speaker at the Saturday night awards dinner.
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POPULAR EAA SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS SLATED IN JUNE
POPULAR EAA SPORTAIR WORKSHOPS SLATED IN JUNELimited space is available in several upcoming EAA SportAir Workshops scheduled in June. RV Assembly and Electrical System & Avionics workshops will be offered in Watsonville, California, the weekend of June 9-10. RV Assembly teaches the necessary skills to build the popular Van's RV kit aircraft. Electrical Systems & Avionics gives you hands-on training in aircraft electrical systems and the installation process. SportAir Workshops will also conduct the E-LSA Repairman course in both Arlington, Washington, (June 8-10), and Frederick, Maryland (June 15-17). Those who complete this course are authorized to perform the annual condition inspection on their Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft. To learn more or enroll, call 800-967-5746, or visit www.sportair.com.
   
FLY THE FORD -  FORD TRI-MOTOR TOUR LAUNCHES IN INDIANA
EAA FORD TRI-MOTOR TOUR BEGINS NEXT WEEKEAA's 1929 Ford Tri-Motor mini-tour began Thursday, June 7, at Elkhart, Indiana's Municipal Airport. The vintage airplane, which will be there through June 10, will also visit Columbus, Indiana; Columbus Ohio; New Philadelphia, Ohio; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Sandusky, Ohio; and Madison, Wisconsin. Plenty of seats are available and you can order yours today through www.flytheford.org. Don't miss your chance to see one of the finest examples of America's first mass-produced airliner!
 
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ORIGINAL BUILDING AND FLYING MANUAL REPRINTSShow your dad how much he means to you this Father's Day (June 17) with a unique gift from EAA. Put a spark in that traditional Father's Day gift with one of our terrific aviation-themed ties, ranging from $14.99-$28.99. Or choose from a variety of EAA logo accessories. Order yours online today or call 800-843-3612.
  
On the Flightline News and Views
  
'BRAIN'S FLIGHT' UNDER WAY
Pilot Brian "Brain" Kissinger, EAA 633132, departed Cahokia, Illinois, on his three-week flight around the United States in a restored 1942 World War II Piper L-4 Cub to raise awareness and money for brain tumor research. In 2003, Kissinger, 39, had surgery to remove a baseball-sized brain tumor, then endured 20 months of chemotherapy. His main motivation during the chemotherapy treatments was to get back in the cockpit and behind the controls again. Kissinger aims to raise $100,000 for the National Brain Tumor Association, and eventually to add $1 million to the group's coffers. To follow Brain's Flight or for more information, visit www.brainsflight.com.
  
AEROPLANNER UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE
EAA flight-planning partner AeroPlanner recently upgraded its website, www.aeroplanner.com, featuring a variety of new and enhanced features. The new features include a Moving Map Display; Premium Flight Planner; GoogleTick; New User Guides & Help Features; PDA/Cell Phone Services; and GPS Data Exports - Moving Map Display. Visit www.eaa.org/pilot_info.html to learn more about the EAA-AeroPlanner partnership.
  
BRS SYSTEM INSTALLED ON U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE AIRPLANE
Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. (BRS) has installed one of its aircraft parachute systems on a Cessna 182 used by the United States Department of the Interior. The aircraft will be flown by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife division for a variety of missions across the United States, some of which may require some low-altitude, long-duration flights over inhospitable terrain. "If the BRS system is used in an emergency, it will give the pilot another safety option in the event of any unscheduled off airport landing," noted BRS VP of Sales, John Gilmore. The installation was the 55th BRS system in a Cessna and the first in a G-1000 equipped airplane. To learn more, visit www.brsparachutes.com.
  
MANGOLD WINS FIRST RED BULL RACE OF 2007
American Mike Mangold beat Great Britain's Paul Bonhomme for his first win in the 2007 Red Bull Air Race World Series on June 2 in Istanbul, Turkey. A crowd estimated at more than 1 million people lined the banks of Golden Horn estuary for the event. Another U.S. pilot, Kirby Chambliss, placed fourth overall. For more information, see the report on the EAA Young Eagles website.
   
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